Driver education courses; instructor qualifications. (SB359)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Driver education courses; instructor qualifications. Provides that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles (Commissioner) may, in lieu of the requirements established by the Department of Education for driver education instructor qualification, accept 20 years' service as a traffic enforcement officer with patrol experience with any local police department by a law-enforcement officer who (i) retired or resigned while in good standing from such department, (ii) was certified through a criminal justice training academy, and (iii) has been certified to teach driver training by the Department of Criminal Justice Services. Current law only allows the Commissioner to accept 20 years' service with the Department of State Police by a person who retired or resigned while in good standing from such department in lieu of such requirements for driver education instructor qualification. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101912D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB359)
01/24/2018Reported from Transportation with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Read second time
01/29/2018Reading of amendment waived
01/29/2018Committee amendment agreed to
01/29/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB359E
01/29/2018Printed as engrossed 18101912D-E
01/30/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB359E)
02/05/2018Placed on Calendar
02/05/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/16/2018Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
02/20/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (10-Y 0-N)
02/22/2018Reported from Transportation with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Read second time
02/27/2018Read third time
02/27/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/27/2018Engrossed by House as amended
02/27/2018Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/27/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB359ER)
03/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB359ER)
03/05/2018Signed by Speaker
03/08/2018Signed by President
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 619 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0619)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 41 seconds.